Christopher Nkunku: Chelsea sign RB Leipzig striker for £52m

In May, after assuming the managerial position, Mauricio Pochettino made his first signing for Chelsea by acquiring Christopher Nkunku, the French striker, from RB Leipzig for a sum of £52m. Last season, the 25-year-old displayed his prowess by scoring 16 goals in 25 Bundesliga matches. Nkunku, who has represented France on 10 occasions, will now join Chelsea’s ranks. Chelsea sign Christopher Nkunku, for more details read below.

I am incredibly happy to be joining Chelsea. A big effort was made to bring me to the club. I am very excited about this challenge and will be proud to wear the Chelsea shirt,”

Nkunku said

“Having played in Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga, I now want to play in the Premier League, one of the strongest leagues in the world.
“I am looking forward to meeting my new coach and team-mates and showing the Chelsea supporters what I can do on the pitch.”

Starting from 1 July, Christopher Nkunku, who previously played for Paris St-Germain. Where he won three Ligue 1 titles and two French Cups, before joining RB Leipzig in 2019, and will begin his contract with Chelsea. In the 2021-22 season, Nkunku’s outstanding performances in the Bundesliga earned him the titles of Bundesliga Player of the Season and German PFA Player of the Season. He achieved this feat by scoring 20 goals and providing 15 assists in the league. Recently, Nkunku showcased his abilities by scoring in the German Cup final, leading Leipzig to their second consecutive victory in the competition. They finished third in the Bundesliga last season. Although he made his debut for the French national team last year, Nkunku missed the World Cup due to a leg injury.

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Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors, said:

“Christopher has proved himself one of the standout attacking players in European football over the past two seasons and will add quality, creativity and versatility to our squad.”

Anoosha Khan
Anoosha Khan

Anoosha Khan is a film critic and entertainment editor based in the UK. She has been reporting about celebs and movies for WatchinUK for the past year.

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